Prospective Respiratory Therapy Students**
The East Los Angeles / Santa
Monica College (ELAC/SMC) respiratory program has made modifications to the program
Effective fall 2017, the program
admission prerequisite requirements have changed to the following:
Chemistry 10 or 19**
Communication studies, 11 or 35
Math 18 or 20
*May be taken prior to admission to the
program, strongly advised to be taken prior to application to the program.
**newly added Chemistry 19, can be taken in lieu of Chemistry 19. Recommended for allied health
students like respiratory therapy students.
RT 2 will no longer be a required prerequisite to admission to the program,
instead, admitted students will take RT 2 in the fall of semester of the
first-year of the program.
The ELAC/SMC program will be accepting
new applications from February 1, 2017 to August 12, 2017. Upon meeting the prerequisite requirements for
admission, an application for admission can be submitted at either ELAC or SMC
RT offices. The respiratory therapy program admits 50 students annually between
both the ELAC and SMC campuses.
Attend an RT information session